The Sunyani Municipal COVID-19 taskforce has on Tuesday night intercepted a Man Diesel truck with registration number GT4404-11at Dormaa Akwamu in the Dormaa East Municipality of the Bono Region and impounded it at the Regional Police Head Quarters in Sunyani.
This was about 21 hours of Tuesday night when the taskforce was doing the routine checks of wearing of nose mask and social distancing at Abesim, in the Sunyani Municipality, Bernard Gyabaa, the intercepted truck driver from Kumasi was driving recklessly and over speeding.
He failed to stop when the taskforce stopped the truck and to a certain extent passed through the red traffic light at the Sunyani Technical University entrance without considering the safety of the other road users.
This was according to Superintendent Haruna Alhassan, the taskforce commander, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency.
The team comprises of the Police, Military, Fire Service, Prisons and Immigration Services and a Journalist felt suspicious and followed to find out why.
The truck on reaching Berekum used Dormaa road and after Asutiano took Dormaa Akwamu road and from Akwamu, getting closer to a village near the training college in the night around 23 hours, he branched right and used an untied road and sped off and abandoned the truck and entered the bush.
The truck was brought and packed at the Regional Police Head Quarter in Sunyani, but caused damage to the Berekum Highway Patrol MAXUS T60 Pick-up with registration number GP 405 and ISUZU D-MAX pick-up with registration number GI 70 of the Ghana Immigration Service.
The items founded, Drivers License, MP3 radio, Itel mobile phone (yam), a Laptop computer, a black school bag, a note book, a bunch of keys and a Puma Filling Station pass book were handed over to the Sunyani Municipal Divisional Police Command at about 0100 hours of Wednesday for investigation.
Submitted By: Christopher Tetteh